CJ 400 Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
F2T 2006 DLB
Pauley, Andrea D.
B.S Law EnforcementM.S. Criminal Justice
10/23/06 - 12/17/06
HOW TO STUDY THE TEXTBOOK:
To help you accomplish the course objectives effectively and efficiently, make full use of the many distinctive features of the textbook. Note that each chapter has review and discussion questions at the end of the chapter. Review these before reading the chapter. The information contained in the questions will assist you in studying the material in the chapter. Also, at the end of each chapter is a section titled "Internet References." This is useful in finding the material learned in the text, online. In addition, just after the review and discussion questions, several chapters have a section called "Legal Scenarios". This feature provides an opportunity to apply the text material to fact patterns. The author of the text is an attorney, with practical experience in the application of the Constitution to real-life cases.
The text has four parts. Part I contains three chapters and serves as a review of the United States Constitution and the court system, and an introduction to basic constitutional concepts. Part II has three chapters which examine the three areas of constitutional application: arrest, searche warrants and stops. Part III has five chapters which discuss specific exceptions to the search warrant requirement: search incident to arrest, consent searches, the plain view doctrine, search and seizure of vehicles and containers, and open fields. Part IV has two chapters which focus on admissions and confessions and on pretrial identification procedures.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Rubric CJ 400 – Constitutional Research Paper - Fall 2006
For this class you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue.
The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this research paper, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least fifteen pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must write technically correctly using APA format,
You will present your paper in class during the last week of class. If you are taking this course online, you will answer questions from your classmates about your paper in a discussion thread created for this purpose.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Course Grading Scale
Grading Criteria – Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned. The due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Mountain Time on the Sunday of each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.
Course Grading Scale - The components of the course and their respective worth are as follows:
Weekly online question entries
30 points each week
for 240 points total
Weekly online feedback entries
20 points each week
for 160 points total
Weekly written assignments
30 points each assignment
for 240 points total
90- 100% (900 points or higher)
80-89% (800 to 899 points)
70-79% (700 to 799 points)
60-69% (600 to 699 points)
< 60% (599 or fewer points)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Last Updated:10/11/2006 8:15:43 PM